Engineering Professional Internship Program (EPIP)

The Engineering Professional Internship Program (EPIP) is a full-time internship opportunity which includes a minimum of eight months of professionally supervised work experience in industry. By participating in an internship, students are able to apply the theoretical knowledge they have acquired during their undergraduate studies in a practical and challenging workplace environment.

In general, upper-year undergraduate students within the College of Engineering are eligible to participate in the internship program provided that they have completed at least 84 credit units of an Engineering program, have maintained a sessional weighted average of at least 65%, and will be returning to full-time studies with a minimum of 18 credit units outstanding.

Unlike summer employment opportunities, the Engineering Professional Internship Program ranges between eight and sixteen months in duration, and is classified as a series of four-month academic courses within the University of Saskatchewan (EPIP 401, EPIP 402, EPIP 403, and EPIP 404). A student who does not successfully complete their internship agreement is deemed to have failed each of the courses.

Throughout their placement, interns are required to submit written reports to the Engineering Student Centre at the end of each work term. The final internship report is a comprehensive technical report on the intern’s work experience. All reports are required to be approved by the student’s industry supervisor and will be assessed by a faculty supervisor within the College of Engineering (pass/fail).

Given that the Engineering Professional Internship Program is classified as a series of four-month academic courses within the University of Saskatchewan, students are able to begin an internship at three different periods during an academic session: September, January, and May.

Students interested in applying to the Engineering Professional Internship Program are required to submit an online application by the specified deadlines, as well as indicate when they wish to begin their internship. In the event a student does not meet the admission requirements, they are encouraged to contact either the Engineering Student Centre or the Student Employment and Career Centre to discuss the possibility of alternative start times.